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A timelapse of Planet Earth from Electro-L, a geostationary satellite orbiting 40000km above the Earth. The satellite creates a 121 megapixel image every 30 minutes with four visible and infrared light wavelengths. The infrared light appears orange in these images, and shows vegetation. The images were obtained beginning on May 14th, 2011 and end on May 20th. The images are the largest whole disk images of our planet, the resolution is 1 kilometer per pixel. The images are "masked" by a circular barrier that blocks out the light of the Sun and other stars. This is to prevent damage to the camera by exposure to direct sunlight. The images have been interpolated (blended) to create a smooth animation.
Originally posted by miniatus
s&f for sir ( presumably ) =)edit on 8/7/2012 by miniatus because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Zaanny
Maybe its just me but if this is suppose to be real images of Earth then ....
Where are all the city lights ? ? ?
The images are "masked" by a circular barrier that blocks out the light of the Sun and other stars